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Disability Management jobs - Tips on Being a Disability Manager

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Disability management jobs are mostly in the area of social services. These disability management opportunities cater to all types of cases which require specific qualifications and requirements for hiring.

Their main concerns are those people who need special assistance due to disabilities which may be physical, psychological, social, or mental. The ages of their clients also varies just like the cultural, social, and economic backgrounds of each client. For each special group of clients a different set of requirements for a disability manager is required. This is true for all disability management jobs available in the job market today. Setting these sets of qualification according to the needs of the specific group of people grouped as to their disabilities will ensure that their needs will be properly taken care of by a competent and knowledgeable disability manager. Take for example those groups of people needing special assistance due to physical or health disabilities. A registered nurse or RN is assigned to take care of their needs. These RN managers use their knowledge and expertise in the nursing process to give quality nursing care to patients or families assigned to them. Educational requirement for this position is a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and current nursing license. Experience is also necessary for this disability manager position. The monetary compensation for this specific disability management jobs is between $53,047 and $69,227.

Disability management job search are made easier now with the aid of the Internet. There are many job search engines that post the latest disability management jobs all across the country and even all over the world. Another disability management job that can be applied for is that of a family case manager. This position focuses on families having problems or children having trouble in school. The educational requirement for these specific disability management jobs is at least a bachelor's degree in any social service field like sociology, social work, psychology, or other related disciplines. These disability managers work in various places such as child welfare services, schools, vocational rehabilitation facilities, adoption agencies, health care, non-profit organizations and government agencies. The average salary for these managers is at least $43,120 annually. There are still many other kinds of disability management jobs that can be applied for if your inclination is towards social service assistance. The success in these kinds of careers relies on your effectiveness and efficiency in delivering the job. To help you make your job lighter and easier, developing and honing some of these skills will greatly help. Good coordination skills are very vital in the delivery of services to clients assigned to you because as disability managers you are a part of a team that performs collaborative processes which includes assessment, planning, coordination, facilitation and advocacy. You need to work closely with your clients in order for you to meet the client's need. Another skill that you must possess is good communication and interpersonal skills. Verbal and written communication skills are necessary in forming relationships not only with clients but also with colleagues and co-workers. Listening, public speaking and presentation skills and the ability to share vital information to diverse groups are also essential to disability management jobs. You must also develop your critical-thinking skills in order to be effective and efficient on the job as a disability manager. You must be able to analyze, interpret and evaluate documents, publications and situations in order to make independent decisions. The information you have gathered through reading of documents will be used to develop plans and indentify critical issues. Another important skill that you must possess is organization and records management skills. As a disability manager, you must have good time-management skills because of the nature of the job where multiple tasks are being put on your shoulder. Managers use their organizational skills to manage all of the areas of a client's case including updating of records and monitoring outcomes among others. Documentation and filing of reports and all relevant paperwork are also being put in your responsibility. Basic and advanced math skills are also needed to complete financial forms, understand statistical data and develop reports. With the arrival of computers and other modern equipment, computer and technology skills must also be developed by disability managers. The use of databases and the creation of spreadsheets can make documentation and report preparation easier for managers, thus knowledge on relevant computer software and good typing skills are important.

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